YEREVAN, March 14 – RIA Novosti. Armenian citizen Arman Janjugazyan, sentenced by an Armenian court to 22 years in prison for the 2017 murder of Russian serviceman Dmitry Yalpayev in Gyumri, is charged with attempted murder of two employees of the penal institution (UIC) in which he is serving his sentence, according to the court information website datalex.am.
The trial in the framework of the criminal case under the article “attempted murder of two or more persons on the basis of national, racial or religious hatred or religious fanaticism” is being held in the court of the Shirak region. According to the materials of the investigation posted on the datalex.am website, Janjughazyan wounded two employees of the institution with a disposable razor with “direct intent to kill.”
“As a result of the active resistance of the penitentiary officers, the crime was not brought to an end due to circumstances beyond the control of the executor,” the message says. It is noted that after the attack, the convict shouted death threats against Christians. It is clarified that the incident occurred in the summer of 2020, the case was referred to court at the end of December.
Dmitry Yalpaev, a serviceman at the Russian military base, was killed on April 22, 2017. He died on the spot from hemorrhagic shock, having received eight stab wounds in the neck, back and head. According to the investigation, Janjugazyan, with the assistance of unidentified persons who presented themselves as supporters of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” *, stabbed Yalpaev several times with a knife on the basis of religious hatred. In November 2018, Janjughazyan was sentenced to 22 years in prison: 20 years for murder and another two years for illegal carrying of knives.
* Terrorist organization banned in Russia